Many other statues have been the target of similar vandalism, with some protesters outright toppling them, as demands for greater racial sensitivity become more vocal throughout the US.
The monument stood along Richmond's Monument Avenue, which is lined statues of several prominent Confederate figures. The city served as capital of the Confederacy for almost all of the war.
The child survived, and everyone was evacuated safely. However, Richmond's police chief was visibly shaken, holding back tears describing the scene at a press conference on Sunday.
The board voted to approve the calendar late last month, though one board member pointed out that the first day of school would fall on the Jewish New Year, drawing complaints from Jewish parents.
Cantwell is one of about 25 defendants in a lawsuit filed against the organizers of the 2017 neo-Nazi “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Virginia Senate passed bills to require background checks on all firearms sales, limit handgun purchases to one a month, and restore local governments' right to ban weapons from public spaces.
The rally is scheduled for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday to protest gun control measures proposed by the state legislature and its new Democratic majority.
The expansion will create dozens of new jobs in the headquarters.
Northam will visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem before continuing to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
“This defendant’s video demonstrated that he had access to weapons and he posed a threat to a Jewish community center."